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Heartburn/GERD Treatment: Herbs


Many herbs are used as natural remedies for digestive disorders including heartburn. Herbs are available in different forms. They may be used as dried extracts (capsules, powder, teas), glycerine extracts or tinctures. It is important to tell your doctor if you plan to use herbs for treating your symptoms.


Effect of Barberry on Heartburn/GERD

Barberry's root and bark contain alkaloids, the most prominent of which is called berberine. Some laboratory studies suggest that berberine has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive,...

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Effect of Licorice on Heartburn/GERD

The mechanism of action of the peptic ulcer-healing activity of DGL is not completely understood. In animal studies, DGL was found to boost the differentiation of glandular cells in the forestomach...

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